About CEF of Polk County

Staff

Jennifer Turner

Jennifer Turner, Director of Local Ministries

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Jennifer went to college at Western Oregon University and taught elementary school for 5 years. In 1977 Jennifer and her husband Les felt the Lord calling them into ministry with Child Evangelism Fellowship. They worked as a couple, co-directing the ministry of CEF in Polk County. Les and Jennifer had two boys and they went as a family to the Children's Ministry Institute. Les went to be with the Lord in February 2016. Jennifer is thankful to still be serving the Lord with CEF. She loves the children and loves seeing them come to Christ and grow in Him.

Rachel Newport

Rachel Newport, Student Intern

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Rachel was born and raised in Lebanon, Oregon. After high school, she had plans to go into Elementary Education but after graduation, God closed that door and began leading Rachel into full-time ministry. She moved to Salem to attend Chemeketa Community College for her associate's degree. After graduating from Chemeketa, God opened the door for Rachel to intern with CEF of Polk County. She had volunteered with CEF through the Christian Youth in Action Program since she was 13 so coming on staff with CEF was a wonderful and logical next step. She then spent 3 months in Missouri at CEF's Children's Ministries Institute. In May of 2016, she began working for CEF of Polk County and is now a Communication's Major at Western Oregon University. Rachel has a passion for working with kids and loves spending time with them.

Elizabeth Boldt

Elizabeth Boldt, Administrative Assistant

About CEF

Child Evangelism Fellowship, also known as CEF, is a Bible-centered, worldwide organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the local church for Christian living. CEF has over 2,900 missionaries overseas, approximately 2,200 of whom are nationals. In the USA and Canada, 700 full-time workers and an estimated 40,000 volunteers serve the ministry. CEF was founded by Jesse Irvin Overholtzer in 1937.

CEF of Polk County serves Polk County, Oregon, including the towns of Dallas, Monmouth, Independence and Falls City and other outlying communities. We currently have 9 Good News Clubs operating throughout the school year. In the 2015-16 Ministry year, we reached 1,474 children with the gospel of Christ, praise God!

Our Purpose

Child Evangelism Fellowship is a Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize to boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living. We desire to work alongside the local church, to provide training and opportunities for churches to step out of their four walls and impact their communities for Christ. Our vision is to reach every child, every nation, every day.

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